Calendar

Jan
19
Sat
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Orion’s Nightly Journey Planetarium Show @ MOST
Jan 19 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Explore the winter sky by finding Orion and the other constellations around him.  Learn about the amazing astronomical sights; including planets, nebulas, and stars that are visible during the winter season. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Sensory Friendly Time @ MOST
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sensory Friendly Time @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
During Sensory Friendly Time, the Museum turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, shuts off the air compressors, and turns on the house lights so people with sensory processing challenges can enjoy the MOST and sensory friendly activities. Sensory Friendly kits containing a variety of items are always available to be signed out at the Science Shop.
Thanks to our sponsors: Arc of Onondaga, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Baldwinsville Rotary, Rotary Club of Dewitt & Laurie B. Taishoff.
Sensory Friendly Time was recognized with an award from the State of New York in April 2012.
Jan
20
Sun
Zoo in the Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Zoo in the Sky explores the stories, myths and legends of seasonal animal constellations! Show is suitable for young children. This show changes seasonally. Be sure to check it out year-round!

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States

Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous. Audiences will journey with some of the world‘s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us today!

From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia‘s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way!

The film estimates that we’ve discovered less than two percent of all the dinosaur species that once lived. For young paleontologists, the adventure is just beginning, and this film is sure to spark imaginings of what mysteries still lie buried beneath our feet.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Science Demonstration @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Experience science demonstrations with a MOST Science Educator every weekend! Every month will feature a different topic:

January: Kitchen Science: Acids & Bases!

February: Eyes on Optical Illusions

  • What is an optical illusion? Allow us to trick your eyes, your brain, or possibly both at the same time. It’s not magic, it’s science! With each trick you will learn the science behind every illusion you experience.

Monthly demonstration themes subject to change.

FREE with exhibit admission!

Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Focus on Hubble Planetarium Show @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Focus on Hubble explores the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the greatest instruments that has been used to examine the Universe. Find out how Hubble works and what it has taught us about our place in space! Experience breathtaking images, and gaze into the night sky when the lights are brought down with views of the stars from Earth.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Hubble – IMAX @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history.

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory, 350 miles above the Earth. On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the five intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17,500 mph, and one unexpected problem that threatened to sabotage the entire mission.

Runtime: 45 minutes

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit Tour @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a MOST Science Educator for a guided tour of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope exhibit! Learn how the Hubble telescope works as you explore the anatomy of the telescope and scale model. Discuss what Hubble has brought to us on Earth as well as its important discoveries, such as narrowing the Universe’s age range, our understanding of dark energy, and the Universe’s continued expansion! Further explore the James Webb Space Telescope and how its technology will contribute to space discoveries well into the future!

FREE with exhibit admission.

Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Orion’s Nightly Journey Planetarium Show @ MOST
Jan 20 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Explore the winter sky by finding Orion and the other constellations around him.  Learn about the amazing astronomical sights; including planets, nebulas, and stars that are visible during the winter season. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Jan
21
Mon
Going Extinct! @ MOST
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Say goodbye to the dinosaurs with our Going Extinct! event on Monday, January 21 as the Dinomania exhibit, presented by M&T Bank, leaves the MOST! Enjoy the Dinomania exhibit and dinosaur activities one last time as you wish our friends farewell before they head back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of long ago.

  • See The Land Before Time in the MOST’s domed theater @ 11 a.m.
  • See Dinosaurs Alive! in domed IMAX @ 1 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – OPEN @ MOST
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The MOST is open for American federal holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

The Land Before Time @ MOST
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:20 pm
The Land Before Time @ MOST

Littlefoot, a young plant-eating dinosaur, is orphaned after his mother perishes while protecting him from a vicious carnivore. With her last breath, she tells him how to get to the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. With his friend Cera, Littlefoot sets out for the fabled land, meeting a variety of new friends along the way while also being tracked by the killer dinosaur that mortally wounded his mother.

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Zoo in the Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Jan 21 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Zoo in the Sky explores the stories, myths and legends of seasonal animal constellations! Show is suitable for young children. This show changes seasonally. Be sure to check it out year-round!

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.